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Language-learner computer interactions : theory, methodology and CALL applications / edited by Catherine Caws, Marie-Josée Hamel.

Publication:
Amsterdam, [Netherlands] ; Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania] : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2016.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xv, 257 pages) : illustrations.
Series:
Language studies, science and engineering ; Volume 2.
Language Studies, Science and Engineering, 2210-7029 ; Volume 2
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Subjects:
Language and languages -- Computer-assisted instruction.
Second language acquisition -- Computer-assisted instruction.
Language and languages -- Study and teaching -- Computer network resources.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This book focuses on learner-computer interactions (LCI) in second language learning environments drawing largely on sociocultural theories of language development. It brings together a rich and varied range of theoretical discussions and applications in order to illustrate the way in which LCI can enrich our comprehension of technology-mediated communication, hence enhancing learners' digital literacy skills. The book is based on the premise that, in order to fully understand the nature of language and literacy development in digital spaces, researchers and practitioners in linguistics, sciences and engineering need to borrow from each others 'theoretical and practical toolkits. In light of this premise, themes include such aspects as educational ergonomics, affordances, complex systems learning, learner personas and corpora, while also describing such data collecting tools as video screen capture devices, eye-tracking or intelligent learning tutoring systems. The book should be of interest to applied linguists working in CALL, language educators and professionals working in education, as well as computer scientists and engineers wanting to expand their work into the analysis of human/learner interactions with technology communication devices with a view to improving or (re)developing learning and communication instruments.
Contents:
ch. 1. Cutting-edge theories and techniques for LCI in the context of CALL
pt. I. Frameworks guiding the research
ch. 2. CALL ergonomics revisited
ch. 3. The theory of affordances
ch. 4. CALL theory: Complex adaptive systems
ch. 5. CALL design and research: Taking a micro and macro view
pt. II. Data and elicitation technologies and techniques
ch. 6. Learner personas and the effects of instructional scaffolding on working behaviour and linguistic performance
ch. 7. Video screen capture to document and scaffold the L2 writing process
ch. 8. Using eye-tracking technology to explore online learner interactions
ch. 9. Analysing multimodal resources in pedagogical online exchanges: Methodological issues and challenges
ch. 10. A scientific methodology for researching CALL interaction data: Multimodal LEarning and TEaching Corpora
Afterword: Engineering conditions of possibility in technology-enhanced language learning.
Notes:
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Caws, Catherine, editor.
Hamel, Marie-Josée, editor.
OCLC:
950084371
Publisher Number:
10.1075/lsse.2 doi